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Can I Claim a Deduction for Student Loan Interest?

This interview will help you determine if you can deduct the interest you paid on a student or educational loan.

Information You'll Need:

  • Filing status
  • Basic income information
  • Your adjusted gross income
  • Educational expenses paid with nontaxable funds

The tool is designed for use by taxpayers that were U.S. citizens or resident aliens for the entire tax year for which they're inquiring about. If married, the spouse must also have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year. For information regarding nonresidents or dual-status aliens, please see Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens.

Estimated Completion Time: 10 minutes.

Note: After 15 minutes of inactivity, you'll be forced to start over.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 30-Dec-2016